Veterinary Technician 2


Vet Tech chapter one terms
Kadii Spurling
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Presenting Problem Reason the animal is brought to the vet
Veterinary Practice Acts Laws that govern vet medicine in a certain state
National Association of Vet Techs in America and Canada Represents Vet Techs in the U.S. and Canada
Venipuncture To collect blood
Occluding (Oh-clue-ding) Holding off vein, softly moving thumb on vein for blood flow
Cephalic Vein (C-Fale-lick) *Dog and Cat Along the front of the forearm
Saphenous Vein (Saph-ah-Nis) Outer surface of the dog's hind leg
Femoral Vein *Cat Outer surface of the cat's hind leg
Jugular Vein *Dog and Cat Front of the neck
3 types of major restraint - Manual (by hand) - Mechanical (help of tools, i.e cat bag) - Chemical (sedatives, least wanted)
Classical Conditioning Based on Pavlov's experiments; Refers to the association of stimuli that occurs at approximately the same time or area. *(Feeding a baby at the same time in the same area every day)
Operant Conditioning Associating a certain activity with punishment or reward. (Pee outside = treat)
Instrumental Learning (Trial-And-Error Learning) Learning process controlled by consequences
Sociobiology The study of biological bases of the social behavior
Fixed Action Patterns Stereotypical or predictable behaviors *(Dogs dig, Birds fly, cats meow)
Positive Reinforcement Any immediate pleasant occurrence that follow a behavior used to reinforce good behavior. *(Treat for using the bathroom outside)
Negative Reinforcement Decrease a negative behavior with negative reinforcement *(Shock collars, a pat on the head) Better to not be associated with the owner
Socialization Period A place in time where an animal should be socialized with humans. Puppies- 4-14 Weeks Kittens- 2-8 Weeks
Conflict Related Aggression Aggression avoid something/someone
Predatory Aggression Have no warning
Basic factors when treating problem behaviors (T.R.R.C) T-Trust R-Reward (imminently) R-Reprimand (No harm just scare) C-Consistency
Extinction Elimination of a problem behavior by completely removing the cause of the problem (Remove shoes to another place to stop dog chewing them)
Aversion Therapy Creating a relationship between an unpleasant stimulus and an object the animal is messing with (Putting double-sided tape to stop cat from getting on table)
Avoidance Therapy Link a bad behavior with an unpleasant event *(Chewing=sprayed with water)
Habituation Surrounding pet with stimulus that is causing a problem until pet becomes used to it
Counter conditioning Replace an undesirable behavior with a desirable one
Unconditioned Response Reflex behavior (Cat falling=trying to land on feet)
SOAP -Subjective -Objective -Assessment -Procedure/Plan
Subjective Data (Soap) The reason the animal is at vet and observations of the animal and condition that cant be quantified. -Limp? -Vomit?
Objective Data (sOap) Quantified. Can and will be measured. -Weight -Temp
The Assessment (soAp) Includes possible or probable explanations for the problem. -Guide for vet -Duagnosis can be included
The Procedure/Plan (soaP) -Outlines plan for treatment -Includes problems that should be monitored, follow up care, prescriptions. -Only for vet.
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